By S. Akhtar Ehtisham
This sweeping narrative sketches the political and monetary realities of the earlier fifty years whereas tracing an eventful lifestyles from the turmoil following the partition of India and the production of Pakistan to the current day. Discussing politics, govt regulations, and well known events, Dr. Ehtisham indicates how countries in addition to person lives are formed by means of old occasions, financial adjustments, non secular fundamentalism, category structures and racial divides. via his personal adventure as a physician and health center director, he compares the complex social defense internet country of the post-war united kingdom with regimes which are made up our minds to determine humans "stand on their lonesome toes" — even if the commercial approach has already minimize them off on the knees.
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She was twenty years his junior and the daughter of a close friend. The friend, a titled luminary, filed a case in the courts accusing Jinnah of abducting his daughter. The lady, in a celebrated appearance in the court, denied the charge and famously declared that if anything, she had abducted Jinnah! But he was wholly cerebral. His speeches were logical, substantive, and legalistic, and mesmerized those who could understand him, including judges, witnesses and opposing counsel. He spoke no Indian language, dominated the legislature, and overwhelmed the British and Indian members alike with incisive arguments.
On arrival in Delhi, declaring that in the first instance he simply wanted to get acquainted with them, he invited Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah for informal talks. 1 Mountbatten told Jinnah that the meeting was only to give both an opportunity to get to know each other better. They developed immediate antipathy. The meeting lasted over an hour; Jinnah would only respond in monosyllables. Mountbatten told his assistants that he would rather have several meetings with Gandhi and Nehru than one with Jinnah.
What Muslim majority provinces in West Pakistan did have in abundance were feudal lords and their landless peasants. In contrast, in East Pakistan most landowners were Hindus elevated to the status by the British for purposes of tax collection and suppression of the erstwhile Muslim ruling class. 1 Members of the Muslim elite from the minority provinces, fearful of being swamped by the Congress and losing their privileged status in society, sent a delegation comprising the Agha Khan and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali to England to beg Jinnah to return and save them.
A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents, A Pakistani View by S. Akhtar Ehtisham